Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fun Monday: Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.

For today's Fun Monday task, our hostess, Faye of Summit Musings wants us to "share your three favorite ways of procrastinating. And if you've figured out exactly WHY you procrastinate, could you share the secret with the rest of us?!" 

Actually, I might know more about the second part of the request than I know about my favorite ways of procrastinating. I put things off for a variety of reasons. Sometimes overcommitment and a busy schedule prevents me from beginning tasks although since retirement this is less of an issue for me. Fear presents another obstacle for me. Fear of failure causes me to be apprehensive about attempting some actions. Dislike for the job at hand is another reason to put off for tomorrow what could easily be accomplished today. 

Even with these confessions, procrastination is less of a problem for me than in my earlier years. When I was in high school, we were required to write a composition every two weeks and turn it in on Monday morning. When did I write my themes? You know...Sunday night at 10:00 PM. In college while working on my undergraduate degree, I finished my freshman term paper at 8:10 AM, for an 8:30 morning English Composition class. However, in later graduate years, my papers were finished a week ahead of time. (I had my papers typed and would have been embarrassed to ask my typist to produce something at the last minute.)

Yes, I have strayed a bit from the assignment. Maybe I am hesitant to confess how I procrastinate. After all if we know how to resolve an issue, why not fix it? If the task is completely unpleasant,  I filibuster with myself creating all sorts of reasons why not to start.

All that being said, I do spend at lot of time at this keyboard whether with social networking. creating projects, or researching topics of interest. 

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done. 
Aaron Burr 1756- 1836

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fun Monday: Home Bulletin Board

Monday, Monday...can't trust that day. Here it is Monday morning once again and I am composing my last minute Fun Monday post. I am retired for goodness sakes. Why do I put things off? No wait, that should be left for next Monday. Today's Fun Monday assignment from Faye of Summit Musings is, "Share a photo of your fridge and describe what you have displayed on it. What does this kitchen focal point have to say about you and your family?" Whew, this should be easy. 

The main feature of our family bulletin board is the masterpieces of our grandchildren aged five , two , and twenty months. Most of the magnets are souvenirs from various vacation spots from the family. Two of the magnets are picture holders with pictures of our oldest grandchild. In the upper left-hand corner, is a picture of the Holy Family's flight to Egypt on Papyrus, a gift from my sister.

Note that the white marker-board and the tablet in the upper right-hand corner of the refrigerator door are both blank as usually the case. My intent is to become more organized by writing reminders to myself. What does this all say about our family? I guess this says that our family is important to us and that we are not very organized.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fun Monday: Three Generations

Oh no, it is Tuesday morning, and I have not yet created my Fun Monday post. Our dedicated host for the month of October is Faye of Summit Musings. Faye has asked us to display our favorite family photos. My selection includes representative photos rather than specific favorites. These choices remind me of the many good times in my life and the life of my family.

This first photo is from a Christmas sixty years ago. This is a picture of my sisters and me surveying our Christmas gifts on that December morning in our brand new robes. I am the littlest sister with the toy Ukulele. (Notice the wallpaper in the background; it was dark green...yuck.)

My second photo features my husband and our two sons.

This is a picture of our oldest grandchild as she surveys the intricacies of this stick.

Here our youngest grandchildren are watching their Grandpa plow the driveway with his red tractor.